Being the largest city and the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a modern metropolis that is home to some of Asia’s most ambitious developments projects. Read on to know about the war-ridden past, the emerging present and the prosperous future of the Colombo city.
The war-ridden past
Sri Lanka was devastated during the 30-year long civil war that was brought to an end in 2009. During these times the country’s economy faced a major crackdown and among the cities, which took suffered the effects of war was Colombo. Popular buildings and places were bombed several times and the city was turned to a high-security zone due to the constant attacks by the terrorist militants.
The city today
After the war, the city of Colombo started recovering rapidly along with the country’s economy. With the governments, new economic policies more and more foreign investors started showing interest to invest in Sri Lanka. Since the city of Colombo is the economic hub of the country the city has now been chosen as the prime destination for many international companies.
Many ambitious development projects such as the port city and several other restoration programs are underway. Many other international brands are building astonishing complexes and new apartments in Colombo the likes of One Galle Face.
The future of the city is very clear; with the ongoing developments projects and the projects that are yet to begin, we can visualize a modern metropolis with a stunning skyline that is filled with astonishing buildings that we have never witnessed before, a city that fuels itself with fully renewable energy resources, A city is capable of powering an entire country’s economy is soon to become real. The city of Colombo will definitely become the second garden city of Asia.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+